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    an overdose. In fact drug overdoses are more deadly than falling, guns, and car accidents. In the media today Heroin is a common topic. It has become a popular go to drug that has resulted in many overdoes and deaths. Heroin overdoses are affecting many communities and one of them being my own. By becoming a part of Skills USA my team and I work together to address the growing heroin overdose issue in the community. In order to tackle the growing epidemic background information and connections…

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    Heroin was once found in poor neighborhoods in big cities, now has spread into wealthy suburbs outside of cities, and even into small towns. “Issue Overview: Heroin Addiction by: Lauren Etter and “Drug overdose deaths cause U.S. life expectancy to drop for 2nd year,” by Associated Press talks about the effects that Heroin has on society and how it started as something small and has been becoming into something that is in the News every night due to the many overdoses that have happened around…

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    Smack, china white, horse, and black tar are some of the slang terms used for the drug heroin. We are told by our leaders in society, physicians, and enforcement agencies of horrors of this drug, however, less is commonly discussed is how the byproduct of this simple flower is converted into one the of most addictive drugs in our society. Heroin is the illegal opiate drug made from the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. The plant flourishes in dry warm climates; the vast majority of the…

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    The opioid heroin has become an epidemic in the state of Ohio with the amount of overdoses on a rise. One of the most notable overdoses in recent months is one that happened in September in East Liverpool. A man was pulled over after driving erratically and then he incoherently told police his driving was due to the fact that he was taking the passenger, who was passed out, to a hospital. Shortly after this statement, the driver then passed out. Police noticed that the passenger’s face was…

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    between prescription drugs and illegal ones. The legal drugs have many side effects, and can be as dangerous as the illegal ones. Heroin and Oxycodone have similarities. Yet, one is legal and the other is not. It’s insane how the one is much more controlled than the other. The obviously legal one is oxycodone. What makes it so special that it’s legal? What’s so bad about heroin? You always hear that Oxycodone should be illegal. Why isn’t it, illegal? Oxycodone isn’t illegal because it’s more…

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    Heroin Addiction Addiction reaches epidemic levels Heroin use in the United States has skyrocketed. Over the past 11 years use has gone up nearly 63%. From 2002 to 2013 the number of heroin related deaths has nearly quadrupled. Those addicted to pain medication are replacing their pills for a more accessible, cheaper and longer lasting high from the drug that is heroin. The question in place is how do we stop this epidemic that is taking the United States by storm? How do we help treat those…

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    Heroin It is eight a.m. and she has been up for hours at this point. The diarrhea is uncontrollable and her stomach is killing her. She needs to vomit again. Her bed is covered in sweat. Her body feels hot, but she is freezing cold. Her hands are shaking because she is a nervous wreck. Her legs are restless and her entire body aches as if she had been run over by a semi. She feels weak, both physically and mentally. She has been crying all night because she hates herself. Her addiction is the…

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    “In 2014 in the United States alone there were over 47,055 lethal drug overdoses, with 18,893 deaths related to prescription pain killers and 10,574 deaths related to heroin” (“National Opioid…”). Both prescription pain killers and the illegal drug heroin are linked by one key ingredient: opium. Opium is involved in the production of narcotics ranging from prescription medicine to illegal drugs. It has had an impact on many different points in history and on today’s world. From its impact in…

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    The heroin has reached our communities, and it brings with it heaps of unfamiliar problems that we as a community have never faced before. While meth and opiate pain killers have already plagued our society, heroin is much worse and brings with it more problems. With the prices of opiates have sky rocketed, the price of heroin low and the effects more profound, many of the drug users are at risk for addiction. The price of heroin is low, but the price that it has on the community and addicts it…

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    There is no denying heroin has infiltrated all areas of the country and all levels of society and that its emergence is traced back to misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers. As this research has noted, narcotic painkillers are similar to heroin, both are opioids, and they act in similar ways in the brain, producing the same kind of euphoria and lead to the same devastating addiction. Consequently, drug dealers provided heroin as the cheaper alternative for prescription opioid addicts…

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